Josh Creamer signs with Suzuki
American Suzuki announced at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California on Dec. 4 its racing agenda for 2010. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki racing efforts won an unprecedented six ATV and motorcycle championships in 2009 and Suzuki has committed to putting the QuadRacer back on top of the podium in 2010.
“Suzuki products are truly industry leading and we stand behind them 100 percent,” says Steve Bortolamedi, senior advertising manager. “We proved that last year with our six titles. For 2010, what better way to demonstrate this again than by putting our reputation on the line?”
Suzuki will commit to a larger racing effort along with returning sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink and Makita tools, which will be managed by long-time partner Yoshimura R&D of America. Yoshimura will house all of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki racing teams under one roof.
“Yoshimura will be managing Suzuki racing efforts in Supercross, Motocross, Road Racing, and ATV Racing,” says Yoshimura R&D Senior Vice President Don Sakakura. “We hope to be able to showcase the performance of the Suzuki line of high-performance motorcycles and ATVs. Suzuki is proud of their products and is ready for the upcoming racing season. We at Yoshimura are equally looking forward to 2010.”
Back-to-back AMA ATV Motocross champion Dustin Wimmer will defend his No. 1 plate aboard the QuadRacer R450, and he will be joined by Josh Creamer, who picked up two wins while riding for Kawasaki in 2009.
ATV legend Doug Gust, who finished fourth in the ATV Motocross championship in 2009, has not signed on with the MX team for 2010. Also of note, 2009 GNCC champion Chris Borich is not currently part of the Suzuki racing program.